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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Ultimate Women Challenge Contestants Voluntarily Dismiss Lawsuit

Ultimate Women Challenge is set to air on TuffTV

Press release
April 26th 2011

For Immediate Distribution, Regarding the Ultimate Women Challenge, TV program.

Please be aware that La Crosse County Case No. 11-CV-263 has been dismissed as of April 25th 2011. Immediately prior to the Voluntary dismissal La Crosse County Circuit Court Judge Dale Pasell sealed the complaint and amended complaint so that no party may access the results of fights via review of the court file. Additionally, all parties who have received a copy of the complaint other than the defendants in la Crosse County Case No. 11-CV-263 have agreed not to share and/or publish the fight results.

That the Complainants in the above case, through their attorney(s): Sean O’Flaherty, WI BAR # 1037543

That on April 25th 2011 in the State of Wisconsin, Circuit Court, La Crosse County The Complainants in case No. 11-CV-263 case code 30303: Heather Clark, Angela Hayes, Barb Honchak, Angela Magana, Michelle Ould, Patricia Vidonic and Kaitlin Young, “Plaintiffs”




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to Wis. Stat. 805.04(1), on the 25 day of April, 2011, the Plaintiffs, does hereby voluntarily dismiss the above-entitled action without prejudice.

La Crosse county WI April 25th 2011, Pamela Radtke Clerk of Courts

Friday, April 8, 2011

Ultimate Women Challenge will be featured on Tuff TV

 Ultimate Women Challenge Reality Show will be featured on Tuff TV — CHECK YOUR LOCAL LISTINGS. TUFF TV is the first digital broadcast network to offer first run original programming targeted at men. TUFF TV features Sports, Lifestyle, Drama, Reality, Talk, Specials and Movies. “TUFF TV fills a void in the marketplace with a unique mix of programming genres currently unavailable on one dedicated network,” said Lou Seals, Chief Executive Officer of TUFF TV Media Group, LLC. With its appealing demographics of men ages 18 to 54, TUFF TV is designed for viewers wanting more distribution platforms for their interests and passions, and for advertisers seeking additional opportunities to reach a targeted audience in the digital age. For additional information about TUFF TV visit Cast of Fighters: Brighton Hutton Angela Hayes Angela Magana Brandi Hainey Colleen Schneider Heather Jo Clark Barb Honchak Julie Kedzie Karina Hallinan Kristin Molina Karina Taylor Martha Benavides Casey Noland Michelle Ould Kaitlin Young Patricia Vidonic

Info provided by: Penny Buffington Co-Executive Producer- Ultimate Women Challenge Penny Buffington Executive Producer of MMA2DAY Show airing on WSBR 740 AM So. Florida as well as live on the internet @

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Coalition Fight Music Releases New Fight Song- Will 2 Live

Coalition Fight Music Releases New Fight Song- Will 2 Live

About Coalition Fight Music:

The group believes Mixed Martial Arts is more than just performing in the cage; it is a philosophy and a lifestyle. A true fighter is someone who protects others, be it on the warring front as soldiers or on the domestic front as law makers.
CFM has spent time working with California Against Slavery as well as other Anti-Human Trafficking organizations that concentrate their efforts to end the sexual exploitation of children and other innocents. Supporting efforts have included contributing with performances at demonstrations to raise awareness and encourage participation among citizens and lawmakers as well as the less glamorous, but equally important work including helping with some of the daily grind of disseminating literature and information about the cause.

CFM has also worked closely with Team Darius including donating a portion of the proceeds from the song "Darius" to this charitable organization that was built to raise awareness and funding for the study of Periventricular leukomalacia (PVL).

The core group currently consists of The Relles and Statecyde, rap artists from Sacramento who have developed their own styles based on their experiences and collaborations throughout the global rap scene. Coalition Fight Music however, is not a single style, they are known to collaborate with other musicians to incorporate and diversify their musical styles. Included among those bands are Beyond the Grove, Nor Cal's rock talent and Sharmera, Boston's newest and most talented alternative rock.

As musicians CFM has taken to heart the approach that that made MMA athletes so successful, maintaining an open mind and always advancing in progressive and diverse music.

To listen to the newest release, Will 2 Live:












Live from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Tickets on Sale Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m. PT

Las Vegas, NV (USA) – With the heavyweight division better than it’s ever been, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) is proud to confirm another blockbuster matchup that is sure to shake up the UFC Octagon® as well as the mixed martial arts community. Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar faces the man with the most dangerous hands in the heavyweight division – Junior dos Santos – as The Ultimate Fighter®: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos coaches collide at UFC 131: LESNAR vs. DOS SANTOS, live from Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on Saturday, June 11.

“Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos are two of the most explosive heavyweights in the game, and I give both of them a lot of respect for taking this fight,” UFC President Dana White said. “Brock wanted the quickest way back to a title shot, and he’s willing to go through dos Santos to do it. Junior could have waited around for his shot at the belt, but as a true fighter he didn’t want to sit around, and now he faces one of the toughest guys in the game. This is going to be one of the biggest heavyweight fights in years, and it’s guaranteed to be all-action from start to finish.”

“We are pleased to have the UFC return to Rogers Arena. We are committed to providing a world class experience for all of our guests at each and every event we host,” said Canucks Sports & Entertainment Vice President & General Manager, Arena Operations, Harvey Jones. “We recognize British Columbians’ passion for sports, entertainment and the UFC and are excited to be able to host this event again this year.”

Plus, four other highly-anticipated matches will be featured on the main card as UFC heavyweight title contender Shane Carwin looks to jump right back in the title hunt when he faces dangerous ground fighter Jon Olav Einemo. Coming off his head-turning submission victory over Paul Kelly, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone takes on UFC vet Mac Danzig. Then submission specialist Demian Maia meets middleweight contender Mark Munoz, and crowd favorite Kenny Florian makes his featherweight debut against red-hot Diego Nunes.

Tickets for UFC® 131: LESNAR vs. DOS SANTOS are priced at $650, $450, $325, $225, $135 and $85, not including applicable service charges, and go on sale Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m. PT at the Rogers Arena box office, all Ticketmaster outlets or at To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (855) 985-5000.

UFC® Fight Club™ members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Thursday, April 14 at 10 a.m. PT via the website A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Friday, April 15, starting at 10 a.m. PT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through .

UFC® 131: LESNAR vs. DOS SANTOS will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition.

The most polarizing figure in all of mixed martial arts, former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar (fighting out of Webster, South Dakota / professional record – 5-2) came onto the scene and earned the title in his third UFC fight with a dominating victory over legend and UFC Hall-of-Famer Randy Couture at UFC 91. A 2000 NCAA Division I national champion wrestler at the University of Minnesota, the 33-year-old has parlayed an impressive amateur wrestling career into a successful mixed martial arts one. With stoppage wins over Couture, Frank Mir and Shane Carwin, Lesnar is dangerous for any opponent and is focused on earning the UFC heavyweight title once again.

With a perfect 6-0 record in the UFC, Junior dos Santos (fighting out of Santa Catarina, Brazil / 12-1) finished his first five fights against names such as Mirko Cro Cop, Gabriel Gonzaga, Gilbert Yvel, Stefan Struve and Fabricio Werdum. The 27-year-old rising star has one of the top striking games in the heavyweight division and showed his ability to go into deep water with his three-round unanimous decision victory against seasoned vet Roy “Big Country” Nelson in his last match at UFC 117.

A fighter that was moments away from earning the UFC heavyweight title, Shane Carwin (fighting out of Greeley, Colo. / 12-1) took Lesnar to the brink of defeat in their epic UFC 116 battle before the then-champion was able to turn the tide back in his favor. The Lesnar fight marked the first time Carwin, a former college wrestler and football player, had ever been out of the first round, a streak that included stoppages over Frank Mir, Gabriel Gonzaga, Neil Wain and Christian Wellisch. But now the 36-year-old engineer looks to get back into the title picture with a win over the experienced Jon Olav Einemo.

A fighter that is making his UFC debut against a tough, seasoned opponent, submission grappling ace Jon Olav Einemo (fighting out of Breda, Netherlands / 6-1) is a PRIDE® veteran and a very dangerous ground fighter that holds five of his six wins by submission. A 2003 champion in the esteemed Abu Dhabi world submission fighting championships, Einemo, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, is the only person to ever defeat ADCC legend Roger Gracie and now looks to parlay his grappling success into a memorable UFC career.

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M. / 14-3-0, 1 NC) returns to the Octagon® in search of his second straight UFC win. A fighter that can put opponents away with his impressive kick boxing or his relentless jiu-jitsu, the 28-year-old Denver, Colorado native put together a solid resume in the WEC with wins over Chris Horodecki, Jamie Varner, Ed Ratcliff, James Krause, Rob McCollough and Danny Castillo – and with a second-round submission over Paul Kelly in his UFC debut, the lightweight division better take notice because “Cowboy” just rode into town.

A veteran of 30 professional fights, Mac Danzig (fighting out of Los Angeles, Calif. / 21-8-1) is a 31-year-old veteran that is now just hitting his stride. Coming off an impressive first-round stoppage over one-time UFC lightweight title contender Joe Stevenson at UFC 124 in Montreal, the Cleveland, Ohio native and proud vegan will be fighting for the third consecutive time in Canada and is becoming a crowd favorite north of the border. With four wins in the UFC, Danzig knows what it takes to succeed under the bright lights.

One of the most decorated grapplers in the UFC, Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Demian Maia (fighting out of Sao Paolo, Brazil / 14-2) has five submission victories in the UFC over fighters such as Chael Sonnen, Nate Quarry, Jason MacDonald, Ed Herman and Ryan Jensen. The two-time world champion in Brazilian jiu-jitsu has won three out of his last four fights with his only loss coming to UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

Another former NCAA Division I national champion wrestler turned successful mixed martial artist, Mark Munoz (fighting out of Vallejo, Calif. / 10-2) is riding a two-fight win streak, including a unanimous decision victory over Aaron Simpson and a first-round knockout over Simpson’s Arizona State friend and training partner CB Dollaway. A winner of five out of his last six fights, the versatile Munoz is dangerous on the ground and on his feet and is looking to burst into the title picture with a win against Maia.

Former lightweight title contender Kenny Florian (fighting out of Brookline, Mass. / 15-5) will be making his debut at featherweight in Vancouver and could become an instant contender in a division that features unstoppable champion Jose Aldo. With victories over some of the biggest names in the 155-pound division, including Takanori Gomi, Clay Guida, Joe Lauzon, Din Thomas, Joe Stevenson and Roger Huerta, the Boston-area jiu-jitsu black belt will be one to look out for at his new home at 145-pounds.

Ready to welcome Florian into the 145-pound division, Diego Nunes (fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / 16-1) won four out of his five fights in the World Extreme Cagefighting® (WEC®) and defeated former WEC featherweight champion Mike Brown in his UFC debut in January. A Southern Brazil Muay Thai and boxing champion, Nunes plans to use his elite striking to get past Florian on June 11 and fuel a run toward UFC gold.

Additional bouts will be announced at a later date. For more information, or current UFC fight news, visit All bouts live and subject to change.



Jen Wenk, long-time public relations director for the UFC®, today announced that her public relations firm, StarPR™ Las Vegas, has signed an agreement with Authentic Sports Management (ASM) to represent the firm and its elite group of fighters, including Jon “Bones” Jones, UFC light heavyweight champion, Rashad “Suga” Evans, former UFC light heavyweight champion, Kenny Florian, Carlos Condit and Alan Belcher, among others.

“I am honored to have worked for the UFC and with owners and visionaries Lorenzo J. Fertitta and Dana White for the last six years,” said Jen Wenk, President, StarPR Las Vegas. “I only hope to continue my good public relations work in representing this dynamic new management company and many of the organization’s top fighters, including the new UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones, former UFC champion Rashad Evans and more. “

“The Authentic Sports Management team is thrilled to work with Jen Wenk, as her PR accomplishments at the UFC are unmatched,” said Glenn Robinson, Partner, Authentic Sports Management. “Jen will now play a lead role in the media and publicity initiatives for Authentic Sports Management and our premier group of fighters.” Added ASM’s Malki Kawa, “After working with Jen on numerous MMA media projects and PR opportunities for the fighters we represent, there was no second thought about adding her to the ASM team. This probably will be one of the smartest moves of my career.”

“It’s a pleasure and an honor to have Jen Wenk, one of the best in the business, now on my team,” said Jon “Bones” Jones, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.

UFC veteran and former Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad “Suga” Evans commented, “I have known Jen Wenk for over five years and have always been impressed with her skill as a top PR professional, and in how she supports both the sport and the fighters. What a great move by ASM to bring on such an MMA pro.”

StarPR Las Vegas (, founded by Jen Wenk, was the long-time public relations director for the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization. After six years of record accomplishments in PR with the fastest growing sport in the world, and ten years of practicing public relations in New York, she started her own firm in Las Vegas. StarPR specializes in developing and executing public relations plans and generating national and local media exposure, publicity and special events.

Jen Wenk earned a Bachelors Degree in English and History from Hunter College in New York City, and has worked sixteen years in public relations for the Executive Chamber of New York, Governor George S. Pataki, CBS Corp., and the UFC.

About Authentic Sports Management –
Founded in late 2010, and based in Deerfield Beach, Florida, Authentic Sports Management (ASM) is a premier sports management and marketing company with a mandate to help clients grow and succeed as athletes, while developing foundations, creating positive legacies and building a personal brand that will carry them far beyond their chosen sport. ASM, with General Counsel Neal Tabachnick, and senior partners Glenn Robinson, Malki Kawa and Jon Rubinstein, primarily represent and support top Mixed Martial Arts fighters.

Info provided by: Penny Buffington Executive Producer of MMA2DAY Show airing on WSBR 740 AM So. Florida as well as live on the internet @

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Renewed Agreement Expands Focus on Fans,Beginning with September ‘Battle on the Bayou’ Bud Light and Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today a multi-year renewal of Bud Light’s official beer sponsorship of the UFC®, keeping the world’s best-selling beer in the center of the Octagon®. Bud Light’s sponsorship renewal with Zuffa, LLC, owner of the UFC brand, will continue to immerse the beer into all areas of the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization. The sponsorship will increase the number of featured Pay-Per-Views (PPV) Bud Light is a presenting sponsor of from two to four annually, and the brand will remain a featured sponsor of all additional PPV and television broadcasts. Additionally, Bud Light and UFC will work together to present one special promotional event per year, beginning in 2011 with a live event in New Orleans airing on Spike TV Saturday, Sept. 17. Bud Light is extending the New Orleans event beyond the fight night with the “Battle on the Bayou” national sweepstakes*, a three-day, two-night UFC fan experience in the Big Easy – complete with weigh-ins downtown, an exclusive concert and meet-and-greets with UFC personalities. Beginning May 2, fans 21 and older can enter to a win a trip for two to the “Battle on the Bayou” online at or through UFC-branded Snap Tags on Bud Light point-of-sale materials. “Bud Light’s first three years with the UFC have focused largely on growing awareness and viewership of the sport at bars, restaurants and all the other places Bud Light is sold across the country,” said Mark Wright, vice president of media, sports & entertainment marketing, Anheuser-Busch, Inc. “Having brought the UFC to more people, we want to start bringing more people to the UFC by creating exclusive fan experiences only Bud Light and the UFC can deliver. ‘Battle on the Bayou’ is a first and unprecedented step in that direction.” Bud Light / UFC “Bud Light’s sponsorship deal with us a few years ago was a milestone for our organization and the sport,” said Dana White, UFC President. “We couldn’t be more excited about working with Bud Light and continuing our strong relationship.” As part of the renewal, Bud Light will continue to receive logo placement throughout all UFC events, including in the Octagon, round cards, press conferences, weigh-ins and locker rooms. The sponsorship also allows for integration with the UFC’s digital assets – including and UFC’s Facebook and YouTube pages. Bud Light will also release a limited edition UFC aluminum bottle, the first Bud Light bottle to bear the UFC logo. Info provided by: Penny Buffington Executive Producer of MMA2DAY Show airing on WSBR 740 AM So. Florida as well as live on the internet @

Saturday, April 2, 2011

MMA2DAY Show Special Guest Sun. April 3: Fabricio Werdum & Erik Paulson

Fabricio Werdum!


Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum
Saturday, June 18, when STRIKEFORCE Heavyweight World Champion Alistair “The Demolition Man” Overeem (34-11, 1 NC) faces the only man to tap out Fedor, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist Fabricio Werdum (14-4-1), and hard-hitting Brett “The Grim” Rogers (11-2) meets former UFC champion Josh Barnett (29-5).

Erik Paulson is an assistant coach on The Ultimate Fighter- Team Lesnar

MMA2DAY Show LIVE Sunday nights 7pm eastern time 4 pm pacific

MMA2DAY Show airs on WSBR 740 AM So. Florida as well as live on the internet @

MMA2DAY Show is a Sweet Sports & Entertainment Production

Show Hosts Jim Sweet, Tom Caprio & Rusty Mallett
Executive Producer: Penny Buffington

Some Past Guests: Jessica Aguilar, Shonie Carter, Travis Browne, Cung Le, Matt Hughes, Clay Guida, Jake Shields, Lacey Schuckman, Angela Magana, Sarah Kaufman, Chael Sonnen, Jacob "Stitch" Duran, Brian Stann, Shane Del Rasario, Vladimir Matyushenko,Steve Mazzagatti, Joe Soto, David Mitchell, Jeff Monson, Spencer Paige, Mark Stevens, Rich Attonito, Josh Thompson, Mike Guymon, Billy Evangelista, Igor Almeida , KJ Noons, Donovan Craig, Diego Sanchez, Jorge Rivera, Fight Time Promotion's CEO/Founder- Howard Davis Jr, Miesha Tate, Mike Bruno, Tim Kennedy, Dan Henderson, Mike Miller, Owner/Promoter of X-1 World Events,Mike Bruno, Justin Wilcox & Gilbert Melendez